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Gurgaon: MCG signs MoU for city’s first affordable diagnostic laboratory

The diagnostic laboratory will come up at a cost of ₹6 crore

gurgaon Updated: Oct 14, 2017 22:03 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times
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The proposed diagnostic laboratory will take the load off Gurgaon civil hospital.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)

In a significant step towards establishing the city’s first affordable diagnostic laboratory, the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with a concessionaire for the project.

The MCG officials signed the MoU with HLL Lifecare Limited at their sector 34 office on Friday.

According to MCG officials, the diagnostic lab will be situated at the Huda dispensary building in Sector 39.

The laboratory has been proposed to help residents undergo medical tests such as blood tests, X-rays, CT scans and ultrasound at affordable rates.

The laboratory will be built at a total cost of over ₹6 crore.

While the Sheetla Mata Shrine Board will contribute a sum of ₹3.5 crore to the project, IFFCO Tokio, IIFCL and the MCG will pump in ₹50 lakh, ₹1 crore and ₹30 lakh respectively.

HLL will be responsible for setting up the laboratory, which will be supervised by officials of the district health department and Parivar Kalyan Samiti, the MCG officials said.

A body comprising officials from MCG, HLL, Sheetla Mata Shrine Board, IFFCO Tokio and IFFCL will oversee its functioning.

Work on the project is expected to commence within the next four months. Charges for the tests will be in accordance with the standard rates under the Central Government Health Scheme.

MCG officials added that patients below poverty line or belonging to the Scheduled Caste (SC) of Scheduled Tribe (ST) communities, as well as those with disabilities, can avail of the facilities on the recommendation of the civil surgeon at the Gurgaon civil hospital.

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“With Sector 10 hospital and civil hospital drawing patients in bulk, we felt the need to set up an affordable diagnostic laboratory to reduce the burden of these two facilities as ensure prompt access to health care for residents,” SS Rohilla, public relations officer, MCG, said.


First Published: Oct 14, 2017 22:03 IST